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Explosion At Pa. Army Depot Injures Four

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:06

Officials said the victims suffered burns and three were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Terrorism in not suspected.

Black Lung Rate Hits 25-Year High In Appalachian Coal Mining States

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:01

In central Appalachia, one in five working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground now suffers from the deadly disease black lung, according to a new study.

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Appeals Court Nomination Withdrawn Before It Was Expected To Fail On Senate Floor

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:41

The White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to join the Ninth Circuit just before a vote was expected on Capitol Hill Thursday.

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California Supreme Court Squashes Bid To Split State Into Three

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:26

The court ruled that the proposal to divide California can't be placed on the November ballot. A venture capitalist has spent years arguing the state would be better off as several smaller states.

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Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:48

Carole Cadwalladr's investigation into Cambridge Analytica's role in Brexit led her to Russian connections and the Trump campaign. She says British investigators are working "closely with the FBI."

More Than 140 'Sister Survivors' Of Larry Nassar Abuse Are Honored At ESPYS

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:30

"I'm here to tell you, you cannot silence the strong forever," said one of the women who was onstage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

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Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:16

The commander in chief usually doesn't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition Thursday, saying, "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest-rate increases.

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Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:59

Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they're ready, the babies have missed the best food.

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Senators Clash Over Trump's Pick To Run Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:25

Elizabeth Warren and other senators fired tough questions at Kathy Kraninger, President Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Zuckerberg Looks To 'Clear Up' Stance On Facebook, Fake News And The Holocaust

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:24

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he "didn't intend to defend the intent of people" who deny the Holocaust occurred, after his remarks on fake news and hoaxes were criticized this week.

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Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:21

Meat-heavy dishes are a mainstay of Mexican cooking. But spurred by health and environmental concerns, working-class Mexican-American chefs are giving traditional dishes a plant-based makeover.

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Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:12

Disney is poised to take over most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. The new mega-studio is to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. A fight still looms over Sky.

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Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:52

"I came from a very strict country to a very free country," says Samah Damanhoori. The 29-year-old cut ties with her family after her father canceled his initial approval for her to study in the U.S.

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Who Knew The World Bank And The U.N. Are Emoji Lovers?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:48

Charities and nonprofit agencies are embracing the symbols to communicate about tough topics like global hunger, poverty and disease.

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Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:26

After 130 years as a nonprofit hospital with deep roots in North Carolina, Mission Health is seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain.

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Whale Of A Plane: Airbus BelugaXL Makes Maiden Flight

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:56

The BelugaXL's paint job "features beluga whale-inspired eyes and an enthusiastic grin." For several hours on Thursday, the whale soared over southern France.

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British Police Reportedly Identify Russian Suspects In Nerve Agent Attack On Skripals

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:25

Citing a source close to the investigation, the Press Association reports that police used closed-circuit television to identify multiple Russians who participated in the attack.

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Behind The Campaign To Get Teachers To Leave Their Unions

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:29

Conservative groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.

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Republicans Force Democrats To Go On Record Over Immigration Agency

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:01

Democrats denounced the nonbinding House Republican resolution backing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as a "stunt" and many voted "present" to avoid taking a position.

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